“One can’t deny that things are improving, but I see at least another 18 months before we see a sustained level of growth in retail.” Conor Whelan at Eason’s flagship store on O’Connell Street, Dublin.  Photograph: Eric Luke

On a side table of an office on the top floor of Eason & Son, the 127-year-old grand dame of Irish books-to-stationery retailing, is a collection (...)

Irish revolutionary socialist James Connolly was influenced in his thinking on trade unionism by leading American labour activist, Cork-born Mother Jones (pictured), new research has established.

Irish revolutionary socialist James Connolly was influenced in his thinking on trade unionism by leading American labour activist, Cork-born Mother Jo(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams speaks during the annual  Wolfe Tone Commemoration at Bodenstown, Co Kildare. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has described the 1916 Proclamation as unfinished business and said his party will continue to seek “a New Republic with (...)

Jack O’Connor: said there was a “compelling case” for alleviating the tax burden on lower to middle-income families

Siptu president Jack O’Connor has said his union is engaged in a major drive for pay increases for members across the private sector in a move to reco(...)

Overall winner James Curry, a PhD history student,answers a question from the audience at the THREESIS competition final at An Taibhdhearc Theatre in Galway. Looking on are finalists Dr Su-Ming Khoo, a lecturer in the School of Political Science and Sociology, NUIG, and Joanne Kennedy, a PhD student. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times.

Who won the newspaper cartoon war in 1913? What are “orphaned” public goods? These and other compelling questions were the focus of an unusual contes(...)

The Menin Gate memorial in Ypres, Belgium includes the names of thousands of Irish war dead. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Those who tuned into ITV’s Champion’s League coverage on Tuesday night to catch a glimpse of the new Republic of Ireland management team could not fai(...)

Dublin Metropolitan Police, dockers and Jacob’s factory workers in a re-enactment of events at the State commemoration of the 1913 Lockout on O’Connell Street, Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Dara MacConaill

Exactly 100 years after Jim Larkin addressed supporters from the balcony of Dublin’s Imperial Hotel, a new generation gathered to hear him speak again(...)

Thousands lined O’Connell Street this afternoon to commemorate the 1913 Lockout in which an estimated 20,000 workers and 300 employers were invloved. (...)

Police charge during the transportation strike in Dublin in 1913. Photograph: Getty

Thousands of people are expected to line the streets of Dublin this afternoon for the official State commemoration of the Dublin Lockout. President Mi(...)

WB Yeats: The immediate occasion for his poem September 1913 was not, as is often thought, the Dublin Lockout, but Dublin Corporation’s reluctance and eventual refusal to house a collection of paintings belonging to Hugh Lane. Photograph: George C Beresford/Getty Images

If a Dubliner happened to buy some fish and chips in early September 1913, he might have discovered on his newspaper wrapping the words “Romantic Irel(...)